Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p
MacFormat UK|December 2020
Better video calling made easy
Alex Blake

£44.99 FROM Creative, FEATURES 1080p video at 30fps, 77° field of view, dual microphones, privacy cover, tripod mount

Macs are fantastic machines, but there is one area where they fall short: webcams. We are closing out 2020, yet here we are, potentially paying £2,000 for computers that come with puny 720p webcams. If there is one thing the coronavirus has taught us about working from home, it’s that low-resolution video calling is a chore.

Into the breach steps Creative with its Live! Cam Sync 1080p webcam. As the name implies, this offers a 1080p video resolution at 30fps, a big step up over the default webcam many Macs comes with. The difference is immediately noticeable: Creative’s cam offers a more detailed, less fuzzy picture, with a wider field of view fitting more in the frame. That alone feels like an instant step up, and it particularly shines in well-lit conditions.

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